01 – Consider the following statements about 102nd constitutional amendment act:
1 .102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018 provides constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
2. It deprives state legislature of its power to enact a legislation to identify socially and economically backward class within the states to confer quota benefit to them.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2
Answer-C
Explanation-
Both statements are correct.
102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018 provides constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
It deprive state legislature of its power to enact a legislation to identify socially and economically backward class within the states to confer quota benefit to them.

02 – Consider the following statements about per capita income:
1 .Per capita income can be used to determine the average per-person income for an area and to evaluate the standard of living and quality of life of the population.
2. The per capita income of an average Bangladeshi citizen would be more than the per capita income of an average Indian citizen.
3. World Economic Outlook published by World Bank publish annual per capita income of different countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3.
Answer-A
Explanation-
Statement 1 and 2 is correct.
Statement 3 is incorrect.
Per capita income can be used to determine the average per-person income for an area and to evaluate the standard of living and quality of life of the population.
The per capita income of an average Bangladeshi citizen would be more than the per capita income of an average Indian citizen.
World Economic Outlook published by International Monetary Policy publish annual per capita income of different countries.

03 –Consider the following statements about the electoral bond scheme:
1.The electoral bond scheme allows citizens and corporates to buy monetary instruments only from the State Bank of India (SBI) and donate them to political parties, who can redeem them for money.
2. The electoral bond scheme comes under preview of RTI, and by filling RTI any one can see the name of donor to political parties.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a ) 1 only
b ) 2 only
c ) both 1 and 2
d ) neither 1 nor 2
Answer-A
Explanation-
Statement 1 is correct.
Statement 2 is incorrect.
The electoral bond scheme:-
The electoral bond scheme allows citizens and corporates to buy monetary instruments only from the State Bank of India (SBI) and donate them to political parties, who can redeem them for money.
The Central Information Commission (CIC), the lead body for implementing the Right to Information Act, has now ruled that the disclosure of identity of electoral bond scheme donors will not serve any larger public interest and will violate provisions of the Act itself.

04 – Consider the following statement about government securities:
1. The central government issues both treasury bill and dated securities.
2. State government issue only dated securities.
3. Only government public sector banks has authority to auction government securities in primary market.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Answer-A
Explanation-
Statement 1 and 2 are correct.
Statement 3 is incorrect.
The central government issues both treasury bill and dated securities.
State government issue only dated securities.
Only RBI has authority to auction government securities in primary market.

05 - Nagarhole tiger reserve, recently seen in news, situated in:
a ) Kerala
b ) Karnataka
c ) Andhra Pradesh
d ) Tamil Nadu
Answer-B